Friday, 26 March 2010

dancing in an orchard

Tree of the Sun, Tree of the Moon
Uploaded by sallystafford. - Independent web videos.

i often feel like i am dancing during the process of painting
but i've never seen myself paint before
now i have a video and can see that is exactly what is happening

video is 14 minutes long and shows me painting an orchard....i had a dream about floating above an orchard in the moonlight...that started a whole series of paintings last spring.

this year i have re visited the theme...but this time the recent snow has crept in

i hope you have time to make a cup of tea and enjoy x

Friday, 19 March 2010

two paintings...

off to enjoy the sun in portugal
soooo busy painting at the moment....but the spring weather is making it hard to stay inside
discipline i suppose....but i rather wish i was going with these two

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

the new studio

is starting to feel like 'home'
especially these beautifully sunny spring days

Friday, 5 March 2010


last gift from a very dear friend who i miss so much......such a pretty table with a rim of hand painted flowers

combine that with the random painting title generator result....
'still life with hidden concept'

and this is what you get

well this is what i got

and this

as for the hidden concept...maybe its my old favourite
'the summerland'

Monday, 1 March 2010

summer journey....

i am so pleased to be going back to portugal in stay as artist in residence at one of my favourite places in the world obras
and then very exciting july i'm showing my work at the beautiful corte-real gallery in paderne

so looking forward to it...
today the sun shone and spring was in the air i love spring here in the forest
followed by summer sunshine in portugal...just perfect